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Can You Really Make Money by Starting a Blog?

When people ask me what I do for a living and I reply, "I'm a travel blogger," I can pretty much see the confusion in their faces. They're thinking,</i> …

Marketing

First Look: 'Smart' Solar Panel Charges Phones, Gadgets Fast

Simple and lightweight, for $99 this solar panel will be all you need to charge small electronics in the woods. It’s the latest incarnation from Goal …

Gear & Gadgets

Spanish house is dug into a hillside, needs no heat or cooling

In his book The Shape of Green, Lance Hosey said that you cannot have sustainability without beauty.<p>If it's not beautiful, it's not sustainable. …

Hardscaping 101: Solar Panels Pros and Cons

If you want to reduce your utility bills—and your carbon footprint—solar power could be the answer. The initial investment can be expensive, but …

8 Gardening Apps Every Green Thumb Should Know

They'll make your time in the garden so much easier.<p>Gardening is supposed to be a time to unplug from the tech-heavy world we live in. And while that may be true to an extent, putting your phone to work for you and your garden can actually make the experience less stressful and your greenery more …

Climate Change Is Getting Worse, and So Are the Republicans' Responses

Let's check in on the GCCH.<p>Apparently, the Republicans are having bear-baiting competitions all over Nevada tonight. (I'm hoping somebody has a camera at a caucus in, say, Laughlin, in which the forces of He, Trump feel that they're being hosed. A new venue for the latest UFC production!) This is …

Climate Change

10 Proven Ways You Can Increase Intimacy

Source: Nenad Aksic/Shutterstock<p>What rates highest in a long-term relationship? Passion is important, certainly, but <i>intimacy</i> rates highest. That’s …

Relationships

How to Boost Your Creativity

<i>By John Swartzberg, M.D.</i><p>Do you sometimes feel like you're surrounded by creative people--musicians, writers, artists, builders, inventors--but have no muse of your own? Maybe you've said to yourself, "I'm not creative. It's a personality thing and I'm just one of those logical left-brained …

Creativity

Best Apps for Teaching & Learning 2014

The apps recognized as Best Apps for Teaching & Learning are of exceptional value to inquiry-based teaching and learning as embodied in the AASL's</i> …

The Koch Brothers' Dirty War on Solar Power

All over the country, the Kochs and utilities have been blocking solar initiatives — but nowhere more so than in Florida<p>After decades of false …

Occupied, a political thriller on climate change now on Netflix, reviewed.

There is a telling moment at the end of the first episode of <i>Occupied</i>, the highly entertaining new Norwegian TV political thriller, now available in …

Self-sufficiency

William Shakespeare's will featuring his last signatures goes on show

Exhibition of playwright’s document on display in London to mark the 400th anniversary of his death<p>The handwriting and the spelling of the most famous name in literature are uncertain, but the autographs are priceless: four of only six known genuine signatures of William Shakespeare have gone on …

William Shakespeare

17 Simple Rules for Getting Organized and Decluttered

What would it take to get your life decluttered and organized? That might be a tall order for many of us, but the truth is, we could do it in bursts …

Minimalism